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Jul 2, 2024

FDA: Viva Raw Issues Voluntary Recall of Dog, Cat Food Due to Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently reported that Viva Raw LLC, Hillsborough, NC is voluntarily recalling dog and cat foods, including the Viva Turkey for Dogs Ground, Viva Turkey for Dogs Chunked, Viva Turkey for Cats, Viva Pure Turkey and Viva Beef & Turkey for Puppies all manufactured under Lot 21244 because […]

Jul 2, 2024

Royal Canin North America Names Heather Pasquale General Manager, U.S. Vet Business Unit

Royal Canin, one of the billion-dollar brands of Mars, Inc., has introduced Heather Pasquale as the general manager of the U.S. Vet Business Unit for Royal Canin North America. Pasquale succeeds Jean-Lin Pelatan who was named general manager, Global Business-to-Business Platform at the Royal Canin global headquarters in Aimargues, France. She will serve as a […]

Jul 1, 2024

American Pride: 12 ‘Made in the USA’ Pet Brands to Keep on Your Radar

The shelves in pet stores have always been colorful, but it’s likely that customers are now seeing more red, white and blue this month. More than a trend, the “Made in the U.S.A.” phenomenon is not new to the industry, with many tracing its birth back to the melamine recalls of 2007. While the “Made in […]

Jun 20, 2024

Sleepypod Unveils Crash Test Dummy Dogs to Test Efficacy of Car Safety Restraints

Sleepypod, a Pasadena-based company known for reinventing pet products through innovative design, today announces it has expanded its family of proprietary crash test pets with the addition of two next-generation crash test dogs. DASH 1.0 and DUKE 3.0 join nine crash test dogs and cats designed and built in-house by Sleepypod’s research and development team […]

Jun 18, 2024

Rural Lifestyle Retailer Tractor Supply Invests in Customer-Centric Pricing with Revionics’ AI Platform

Revionics, an Aptos Company and provider of retail pricing, promotion, markdown and advanced analytics solutions, recently announced that Tractor Supply Company has selected Revionics’ intelligent pricing platform to help scale its loyalty-enhancing pricing across its vast retail network. As the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S., Tractor Supply operates more than 2,200 stores and has[...]

Jun 12, 2024

Dogtopia Foundation Celebrates Milestone, Unveils PTSD Study, Sponsors 500th Service Dog

Dogtopia, the nation’s leading dog wellness franchise, proudly announced today a significant milestone: the U.S. Dogtopia Foundation has helped sponsor more than 500 service dogs for veterans. Since the Foundation’s inception, Dogtopia daycares have collectively achieved this milestone by raising more than $3 million, underscoring Dogtopia’s ongoing commitment to supporting th[...]

Jun 12, 2024

Belgium-Based Petfood Company Enters US, Acquires Production Plant from Wellness Pet

United Petfood, international pet food manufacturer, announced today it has purchased a production facility in Mishawaka, Indiana from Wellness Pet Company which will transition production to another Wellness Pet owned facility. This purchase represents a landmark moment for United Petfood as it marks the company’s first manufacturing plant in the United States. United Petfood has […]

Jun 10, 2024

New Research Reveals 82% of HR Pros Believe Pets Play Positive Role in Employee Mental Health

OnePack Plan, a leading group pet insurance product offered by PetPartners, and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) have announced the results of a survey analyzing the perception of pets and pet-friendly policies in the workplace. Surveying 1,021 HR professionals across the United States and Canada, findings demonstrate pets and pet-inclusive benefits at work have a […]

Jun 7, 2024

Kirk Jensen Appointed as Chief Operating Officer of The Honest Kitchen

The Honest Kitchen, a leading human-grade pet food company, recently announced that CPG industry veteran, Kirk Jensen, has joined the company as its chief operating officer, effective immediately. Jensen joins The Honest Kitchen with an accomplished track record of driving sustainable growth and operational excellence in leadership positions at iconic consumer companies including Sovos Brands, [&h[...]

Jun 6, 2024

Award-Winning Pet Tech Brand PETLIBRO Unveils Capsule Dog Fountain with 5-Layer Filtration System

PETLIBRO, a leading global pet tech brand that is transforming the pet tech market by incorporating sleek, seamless design and cutting-edge technology into their products, has unveiled its latest innovation, Capsule Dog Fountain. Since 2019, PETLIBRO has grown into one of the best-selling pet tech brands globally. From smart feeders with app insights to ultra-filtered […]

Jun 5, 2024

Animal Supplement Association NASC Welcomes Kelli Younker as Newest Compliance Team Member

The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) recently announced the addition of its newest team member, Kelli Younker, in the role of Compliance Specialist. Younker will be responsible for tasks including new member onboarding, label trainings, website reviews, NAERS monitoring and day-to-day member support. Younker grew up in Northern New Mexico and throughout high school worked […]

Jun 5, 2024

Pet Supermarket Appoints Todd Northcutt Senior Vice President of Retail Store Operations

Pet Supermarket, a specialty pet supply retailer with over 225 locations across the U.S. Southeast, has announced the hiring of Todd Northcutt as its senior vice president of retail Store Operations. Northcutt is responsible for the stores, services and field organizations across the entirety of Pet Supermarket’s geographic markets. An Executive Leadership Team member, Northcutt reports direc[...]